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Postby Los_Dodgers » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:53 pm

I took him in the 24th round out of 25 in my redraft league, and now I look like a total genius, which I am because I drafted Kazmir the round beofre that and Verlander in the last round.
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:07 pm

TurdFerguson wrote:Can we say that he now has surpassed Felix as far as the hype goes or is it to close to call.I would take Liriano for the simple fact that he is a lefty


Well, as it happens, I have Felix in my keeper as well. :-)
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Postby Red Sox Nation » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:21 pm

Los_Dodgers wrote:I took him in the 24th round out of 25 in my redraft league, and now I look like a total genius, which I am because I drafted Kazmir the round beofre that and Verlander in the last round.


How does he last til the 24th round? I've seen him go as early as 8th.
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Postby Gags Sports » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:32 pm

After reading this post, I believe all but one of my starting pitchers in one of my leagues were mentioned in a positive manner. That makes me feel pretty good.

Santana
Liriano
Hamels
King Felix
Harang - only one not mentioned

Grabbed Liriano in the 18th round of this keeper league!!!
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Postby oukurt » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:42 am

Bukoski77 wrote:
NZF wrote:It again begs the question, how the hell did he not make the starting rotation at the beginning of the season ahead of Silva or Lohse.

The Twins could have been a lot closer to the Tigers and White Sox if he had.



Confidence.

They wanted to let him log a decent amount of innings in lower pressure situations than as the starter so he would come out poised with experience.

Basically making sure he didn’t have any jitters that would lead to a mental lapse.


Exactly.
All part of the "stetching out" process for young pitchers.
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Postby johnsamo » Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:44 pm

I saw his last game, and it was Santana-esque.... great fastball, nasty nasty slider that doesn't break till late, which is pure hell for a hitter, either lefty or righty.

I allmost drafted him, but I already had King Felix and Kazmir, and I didn't want my entire rotation to be youngsters, so I passed on Liriano and am regretting it.

You can't win them all though. King Felix is FINALLY playing up to the hype and Kazmir is doing as well as an ace can do for a weak team in a strong division with a shaky bullpen. If you offered me Liriano for either of them I don't know if I'd take it though. King Felix's last outing versus the Angels totally sold me on him, and Kazmir, at some point, either Tampa will improve or he'll get traded to a decent team. He's already a 20 game winner type pitcher, he just doesn't have the team this year to back him up... I wouldn't lose a lot of sleep though if I made that trade.
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